Bronte Barratt



Date of Birth


Career Highlights and Awards

Olympic Games:

GOLD – 4x200m freestyle (2008) WR

SILVER – 4x200m freestyle (2012)

BRONZE – 200m freestyle (2012)

BRONZE – 4x200m freestyle (2016)

Commonwealth Games:

GOLD – 4x200m freestyle (2010)

BRONZE – 200m freestyle (2014)

World Championships:

GOLD – 4x200m freestyle (2006)

SILVER – 4x200m (2005)

SILVER – 400m freestyle (2006)

SILVER – 4x200m (2011)


Order of Australia Medal (2009)

Australian Swimming ‘magic moment’ (2008)


Three-time Olympic champion Bronte Barratt is known for her dominance in the 200m and 400m freestyle. Bronte’s remarkable career is highlighted by 21 international medals throughout her career, four of which were Olympic medals.

Bronte first emerged as a talented athlete at the 2006 Shanghai SC World Championships where she won both gold and silver in the 4x200m and 400m freestyle respectively. At the age of 19, Bronte competed in her first Olympics at Beijing 2008, where she emerged as one the world’s best young swimmers, part of the team that won Australia’s first gold medal of the games in the 4x200m freestyle. Alongside Stephanie Rice, Kylie Palmer, and Linda MacKenzie, the Australians comprehensively smashed the world record convincingly by almost six seconds.

Bronte continued to improve as she entered into her second Olympic appearance at the 2012 London games. Bronte competed in the 200m freestyle, where she won a bronze medal before swimming in the famous silver medal winning 4x200m freestyle relay team.

Barratt continued her stellar form in 2014 where she dominated the Australian Championships with a silver in the 200m freestyle and gold in the 400m freestyle. Following her great national success, Barratt went onto the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where she brought home a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle.

In 2016, Bronte qualified for her 12th Australian team and competed at her third Olympic Games in Rio. She made the final in the 200m freestyle and swam a personal best time finishing in 5th place. She also formed part of the 4x200m freestyle relay team who swam to win the silver medal.

Away from the pool, Bronte has a love for public speaking and shares her successes as she makes herself available to mentor, educate and partake in events with swimming or school appearances.





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